The Last of Us Tess actress Annie Wersching has passed away at the age of 45. Wersching played Tess in 2013’s original release, one of the only two video games she lent her voice and performance capture work to.
Wersching worked on Anthem following The Last of Us Tess role
In 2019, Wersching was tapped to play Tassyn in BioWare’s Anthem. That would be her last video game appearance. The following year, she was diagnosed with cancer.
“She’s a private person by nature, and the diagnosis made her even more so,” reads a GoFundMe page set up for her young sons. “She wanted to protect her boys. She wanted to get better so she could continue working.”
Naughty Dog tweeted that the studio is “deeply saddened” to hear of Wersching’s passing, and urged fans to donate to the GoFundMe campaign for her children.
We at Naughty Dog are deeply saddened to hear of Annie Wersching’s passing. We keep her in our hearts and memories, and we hope that her family may find peace during this time.
If you would like to support her family, please consider donating: https://t.co/KsvecO0wPw
— Naughty Dog (@Naughty_Dog) January 29, 2023
Outside of video games, Wersching was a celebrated actress, having worked on 24, Bosch, and Timeless, among numerous other projects.
PlayStation LifeStyle extends its deepest condolences to Wersching’s family, friends, and colleagues.